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December 12, 2021

Dawa Yangzum Sherpa becomes South Asia’s first internationally recognized female guide

Kathmandu: Dawa Yangzum Sherpa has become the first Nepali woman as well as South Asia’s first internationally recognized female mountain guide.

Dawa had completed her IFMGA training in 2017 which opened various avenues of opportunities for her.

Dawa has already climbed Mt Everest, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Lhotse, K2, and Makalu.

She had accomplished the feat of being the first member of the Nepali women’s expedition team that had vanquished K2 in 2014.

She has also joined famous adventurer Conrad Anker in joining the North  Face.

Currently, she has been working as a mountain guide for the US-based Alpine Ascent International company.

Dawa Sherpa was born in a small village of Rolwaling in the Dolakha district of Nepal, and she has been engaged in mountaineering ever since she was just 13 years old.

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